Charlotte Deputies looking for suspect in Credit Card Case

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ENGLEWOOD, FL-Economic Crimes detectives need assistance in identifying a man who fraudulently used a credit card at several locations in Charlotte County earlier this month.

A Lee County man reported that someone had charged about $225 to his credit card on April 5 at the Publix located at 24501 Peachland Blvd in Port Charlotte.  The victim said other charges had been made on the account at locations in Englewood, Venice and North Port that same date.  Those charges totaled just over $2,800. 

The man said he still had physical possession of his card.  He cancelled that particular card upon learning of the fraudulent transactions.

During their investigation, Economic Crimes detectives found that, in addition to the initial charge, the account had been used to make charges at the Winn-Dixie located at 1951 McCall Road, the Publix located at 1500 Placida Road and at the Wal-Mart located at 2931 McCall Road, all in the Englewood area.  In total, more than $1,000 worth of fraudulent charges were transacted at locations in Charlotte County.

The attached photos were taken from video surveillance from both the Port Charlotte and Englewood area Publix stores.  Even though the photos were taken at different stores at different times, they show what appears to be the same man wearing the same clothing.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect in this case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639-2101 (ask for Economic Crimes), or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).